This course will describe the changes in diagnostic criteria and practices from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) criteria that were published in 1994, through the publication of DSM-5 in 2013. This historical perspective will enable speech-language pathologists to gain a deeper understanding of how autism has evolved through the decades.
Course created on September 5, 2018
- After this course, participants will be able to list the criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder in DSM 5.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how the new criteria have impacted the diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome, Rett Syndrome and Childhood Disintegrative Disorder.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe factors that influence the increased prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders in the US.
Theresa Bartolotta, PhD, CCC-SLP
Dr. Bartolotta is Professor of Speech-Language Pathology at Monmouth University in New Jersey, where she teaches graduate courses in Research Methods, Pediatric Language Disorders, Autism, and Speech Sound Disorders. Her research interests are interventions for persons with complex communication disorders, including Rett syndrome, Down syndrome, and autism.
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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional Area)
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International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards
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Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services
Approved for 1 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.
California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board: SpeechPathology.com is approved by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board as a Continuing Professional Development Provider, approval number PDP 268. This course may meet the requirements for 1 hours of continuing education credit for SLPs as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board. The responsibility for determining whether or not this specific course counts toward an individual's requirements for license renewal is up to the individual. Please refer to the CA state board rules regarding allowable topics and self-study limits: http://www.speechandhearing.ca.gov/licensees/ce_req.shtml. Live webinars on SpeechPathology.com do not count as self-study courses toward California professional development requirements.
Speech-Language and Audiology Canada
Clinically certified members of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) can accumulate continuing education equivalents (CEEs) for their participation with SpeechPathology.com. One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE. All SAC members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.